While discussing the Supreme Court with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, Harvard Law professor Ian Samuel suggested that Democrats increase the size of the Supreme Court and then pack it with all liberals to make sure the left’s agenda becomes the law of the land. He finished the segment by telling Carlson that “socialism will win.”
Pack the courts as soon as we get the chance. “Pack the courts” should be a phrase on par with “abolish ICE.” pic.twitter.com/ZSPyEJdnaI
— Ian Samuel (@isamuel) June 27, 2018
“Wouldn’t it just be easier to give California, I don’t know, 27 new congressional districts in LA County and be done with it?” Carlson asked. “Or maybe just abolish Congress entirely. If the goal is just to increase the power of the left, why mess around with the Supreme Court?”
According to The Daily Caller:
Samuel responded by contending that both sides “agree on the basic end,” that the Supreme Court “not be a partisan institution subject to sort of like ideological swings.” Citing the fact that “14 out of the last 18” justices were appointed by Republican presidents, Samuel insisted that he only wants to return the court to being a “nonpartisan institution.”
But, according to the Harvard professor, “We can’t do that until we add some seats to correct the balance.”
Odd, liberals didn’t seem to care too much when Barack Obama was in power. But we all know the real goal, and it certainly isn’t to have “balance,” even though that’s what they’ll tell their low-information base, which would probably accept the idea that the moon is made of Play-Doh if a highly-placed liberal said so.
“Look, I would love a sort of settlement once this is all done,” Samuel said in response. “I would love to get to a place, for example, where maybe every president gets two or three guaranteed Supreme Court nominations. Maybe we should have an even numbered Supreme Court. You know, ten justices, five from each party. I think that would be nice. It would require a little court packing, but that’s the art of the deal. The reality is, we’re way out of whack, and if we are to have any hope of moving forward with a Supreme Court that’s not this kind of ideological partisan institution we have a lot of work to do, so let’s do it.”
By “way out of whack,” Samuel really means, “there may be a conservative majority on the court and I can’t handle that.”
“So in other words,” Carlson said, “increase the power of the left and everything will be cool…”
Yeah, that’s pretty much it.
Carlson gave Samuel the final word in the interview, and that’s when the mask was ripped off, revealing his true agenda.
“Socialism will win,” he said. “Thanks for having me.”
He later doubled down on Twitter, praising Venezuela.
“Hot take: Venezuela is a great country full of great people with a corrupt government. It has that in common with America. Quit shitting on a beautiful slice of humanity. God loves them just as much as he loves you,” he tweeted.
Hot take: Venezuela is a great country full of great people with a corrupt government. It has that in common with America. Quit shitting on a beautiful slice of humanity. God loves them just as much as he loves you. ✌🏼 https://t.co/K4QMxUbY66
— Ian Samuel (@isamuel) July 4, 2018
That prompted some predictable responses.
Yup. God loves them so much, they're starving and having to hunt down zoo animals to eat. Only thing Socialism has ever done was add millions of bodies to mass graves, leaving the once named….nameless.
— Jeff Taipan Hepler (@Futures_Stocks) July 4, 2018
Just think, that’s what the Democrats want for America, and they actually think that will get them elected. Just ask DNC boss Tom Perez.
U seen Ian, the thing about ur wonderful Socialism. While the leaders eat steak & caviar, the “citizens” r reduced 2 poverty, despair, misery, starvation, but their all equal if that’s what u seek, everybody not having any more r less than their neighbor!
— texasfarmgirl1836 (@Granner1) July 4, 2018
One person offered this bit of sage advise:
You are correct. God loves Venezuelans just as much as Americans. He also gave them and us the freedom to choose our form of government. They chose theirs. Our forefathers chose more wisely. Let’s pray we don’t screw it up now.
— David Spence (@SpenceTaxGeek) July 4, 2018
FFS, for a law professor, you're an idiot.
WHy is is it that every actual socialist country ends up in the same place – starving citizens with a wealthy elite?
— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) July 4, 2018
I know people in Venezuela. They have to go through dumpsters to find food and are brutalized by the police. You sir, don't have the first clue what you are talking about. Professor of what? Willful ignorance!
— mikesamerica (@mikesamerica) July 4, 2018
For those who think Samuel was just tweaking Carlson with his final comment, keep in mind that he once admitted to being a “card-carrying socialist” despite having clerked with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals.
“I am firmly planted on the political left. I am a self-described socialist. In fact, I am literally a card-carrying socialist,” he told Vivia Chen in April.
Yes — this is what’s molding and shaping (read, indoctrinating) our next generation of leaders…
Here’s video of the segment:
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